Children & Teen Librarian Intern

City of Santa Clara, CA - Santa Clara, CA

This is an as-needed, non-benefited assignment limited to approximately 999 hours per fiscal year. This position will work approximately 15-20 hours per week, including occasional night and weekend shifts.

Preferred Filing Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Applications must be filled out completely. Please do not substitute "see resume" or "see personnel file" in the employment history section of the application. To receive first consideration in the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) City Employment Application, 2) Resume, and 3) Letter of Interest and Intent no later than 4:00 p.m. on the preferred filing date. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. This recruitment may remain open until filled.

Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties will be invited to interview. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

Typical Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Under general supervision:
Performs routine customer service and support to children, teens, and adults
Facilitates access to library materials using a variety of print and electronic resources
Provides assistance to library patrons of all ages in location and use of library materials, resources, and facilities
Answers basic reference questions
Provides basic readers' advisory services
Assists with planning and participates in library sponsored children's and young adult programs
Prepares dynamic publicity and displays
Serves as a resource to children and young adults and to those working with children and young adults in the use of library materials and services
Operates audio/visual equipment, such as DVD projector system
May perform outreach to the community, community organizations, and schools
Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
In the process of receiving a Masters Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited library school.
No experience is required.

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience working with children, young adults and parents preferred.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of:
Computerized bibliographic databases and online bibliographic searching techniques, including the Internet and World Wide Web
Principles of intellectual freedom
Basic reference interviewing techniques
Collection development principles and techniques
Customer service techniques
Children's and young adult literature
Current trends in library service to children

Ability to:
Learn library policies and procedures
Identify and create innovative, exciting and fun programs, events, and activities geared toward children
Work independently and prioritize work assignments with minimal supervision
Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
Work effectively in groups in a team based environment and achieve common goals
Arrange items in alphabetical and numerical order
Recognize and establish job priorities
Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet strict deadlines
Use sound judgment
Work comfortably with current standard computer operating system(s) and applications
Understand and follow oral and written instructions
Relate and communicate well with children and young adults
Establish and maintain courteous and effective working relationships with others contacted in the course of work, including under stressful situation
Perform physical tasks, such as lifting and carrying library materials weighing up to 40 pounds, bending, stooping, reaching, and walking up and down stairs